DEPARTMENT OF AUDIOLOGY

The Department of Audiology at Dr Noushad's ENT Hospital and Research Centre provides comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative services for people with hearing loss and hearing related issues. Audiologists are experts in providing services in prevention, diagnosis, and evidenced-based treatment of hearing and balance disorders for people of all ages.

NENT SPARC provides a full-fledged setup for comprehensive diagnostic evaluation for various peripheral and central pathologies which includes PTA ,Immittance Audiometry,OAE,BERA, Other Evoked potentials( MLR,LLR,ECochG,VEMP)etc.

It has well equipped setup for hearing aid trial, fitting, follow up programming and services. NENT-SPARC has a well-known and highly experienced cochlear implant unit which deals right from newborn hearing screening through detailed candidacy evaluations, intra-opmeasurements, post-op audiological management to mainstreaming them with intensive and appropriate therapeutic intervention. A multidisciplinary team including renowned ENT Surgeons, Audiologists, Speech language pathologists and Psychologists provides a holistic approach to the treatment procedures.

The state of the art instrumentation and a lead of expertise in both diagnostic and (re)habilitative services forms the core of all the departmental procedures.

AUDIOLOGY DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

  • Audiological Consultation
  • Newborn hearing screening.
  • Comprehensive audiological evaluation for Pediatrics including
    • Oto-acoustic Emissions – OAE
    • Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry – BERA
    • Immittance Audiometry – Tympanometry and Reflexometry
    • Auditory Steady State Response Audiometry – ASSR
    • Behavioral Observation Audiometry –BOA
    • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry – VRA
    • TROCA
  • Comprehensive audiological evaluation for Adults including
    • Pure tone Audiometry – PTA
    • Immittance Audiometry – Tympanometry and Reflexometry
    • Special tests for diagnosing CP and RCP cases
    • Oto-acoustic Emissions – OAE
    • Auditory Evoked Potentials (BERA,MLR,LLR,ECochG) for various pathologies
  • Vestibular disorders – Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials - VEMP

AUDIOLOGY INTERVENTION UNITS

Cochlear Implantation Unit Cochlear Implantation is a surgical procedure of implanting an electronic medical device to provide sense of sounds to an ear with severe to profound hearing loss. A highly experienced team is involved in detailed and appropriate pre-operative assessments to decide on the candidacy of cochlear implantation and to plan individualized operative and post-operative intervention procedures. Every single service related to cochlear implantation is provided by expert hands in various disciplines. Post cochlear implantation therapeutical services (AVT/Auditory training/Speech therapy) for the duration of 1-3 years depending upon each patient are also provided by specially trained therapists.

Hearing Aid Unit Personalized solutions from expert hearing care professional for patients with varying degrees of hearing loss for decision making on what to be fitted, when to be fitted and realistic expectations.

We make use of the supreme technology from premium brands of hearing devices available in the industry. Hearing aid programming and follow up services are provided with utmost care.

Auditory Re/habilitation Unit Auditory habilitation for those of all age range, fitted with hearing aids and cochlear implants are provided at the Auditory habilitation unit of NENT-SPARC. It offers services by specially trained therapists in Auditory Verbal Therapy (AVT), Auditory Training (AT) in co-ordination with the Department of Speech Language Pathology.

Tinnitus Clinic Tinnitus is the perception of constant ringing sound inside the ear even when no other sound is present around. Tinnitus is very common, however for some tinnitus becomes persistent and/or increases and majority of them find it very disturbing and uncomfortable.

Tinnitus clinic at NENT-SPARC provides individualized treatment plans for tinnitus patients. We provide Tinnitus Retraining Therapy which involves sound therapy and directive counselling as therapeutic strategies. We have a record of good number of patients who had got their tinnitus completely cured with TRT and hearing aids.TRT sessions can extend from 1 month to a year depending on the severity and nature of tinnitus.

Vertigo Clinic Vertigo is a sensation of feeling off balance .Vertigo clinic at NENT SPARC provides complete vestibular assessment and the appropriate treatment for patients suffering from vertigo resulting from vestibular disorders. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate both the primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders. It is an exercise-based program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.